The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 64 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 29 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.83% 0.29% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 0.34% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29 3 14
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £39,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £39,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
User Stories
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
817 877 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.79% 84.49% 80.69%
Number of salaries quoted 707 788 852
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,169
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Bedfordshire region.

User Stories Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +24 26 £45,000 +15.38%
Luton - 2 £57,500 -
User Stories
East of England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (73.33%) Scrum
3 47 (62.67%) DSDM
4 46 (61.33%) Use Case
5 38 (50.67%) BPMN
5 38 (50.67%) UML
6 36 (48.00%) Business Analysis
6 36 (48.00%) Kanban
7 33 (44.00%) Project Management
8 31 (41.33%) Microsoft
9 25 (33.33%) User Experience
10 22 (29.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (29.33%) CBAP
10 22 (29.33%) Performance Management
10 22 (29.33%) ISEB
11 20 (26.67%) Line Management
11 20 (26.67%) Mentoring
12 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
13 17 (22.67%) Degree
14 12 (16.00%) Product Management
15 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (14.67%) Client/Server
15 11 (14.67%) Data Modelling
16 9 (12.00%) .NET
17 8 (10.67%) Marketing
18 7 (9.33%) Finance
19 5 (6.67%) CMS
19 5 (6.67%) Content Management
19 5 (6.67%) Adobe
19 5 (6.67%) Digital Marketing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) Fireworks
2 3 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Agresso
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (29.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.67%) Marketing
2 7 (9.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (86.67%) Business Analyst
1 65 (86.67%) Analyst
2 29 (38.67%) Senior Business Analyst
2 29 (38.67%) Senior Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) Business Analyst Team Leader
4 11 (14.67%) Software Team Leader
4 11 (14.67%) Team Leader
5 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Lead Technical Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (2.67%) C# Architect
8 2 (2.67%) .NET Architect
8 2 (2.67%) .NET Technical Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) .NET
2 4 (5.33%) jQuery
2 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.00%) HTML5
3 3 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (4.00%) HTML
3 3 (4.00%) WPF
3 3 (4.00%) CSS
3 3 (4.00%) Ajax
4 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.33%) User Experience
2 11 (14.67%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.67%) Social Media
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (73.33%) Scrum
3 47 (62.67%) DSDM
4 46 (61.33%) Use Case
5 38 (50.67%) BPMN
5 38 (50.67%) UML
6 36 (48.00%) Business Analysis
6 36 (48.00%) Kanban
7 33 (44.00%) Project Management
8 22 (29.33%) Performance Management
9 20 (26.67%) Line Management
9 20 (26.67%) Mentoring
10 12 (16.00%) Product Management
11 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (14.67%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.67%) Content Management
12 5 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (6.67%) Waterfall
13 3 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
13 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) XAML
2 3 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (29.33%) ISEB
1 22 (29.33%) CBAP
2 17 (22.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) PMP
3 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Adobe
3 4 (5.33%) Capita
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle
4 3 (4.00%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) Sage
6 1 (1.33%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.33%) Apple
6 1 (1.33%) Xamarin